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What is the link between cancer and sugar?

Published on 19 January 2020  | Download | back to previous


This is an image from this news item. (click to view the video)It's commonly heard that sugar causes cancer or makes it grow faster. In some ways, this makes sense. Every cell in your body uses blood sugar (glucose) for energy, including cancer cells. But cancer cells consume about 200 times more sugar than normal cells. They need huge amounts of sugar to fuel their rapid growth.

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